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Capri RS2600

Advert ID: 37187 To Be Auctioned

Advert Began: Jan 10, 2017, 19:06
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The legendary RS 2600 Ford Capri was an "homologation special" built to make the Capri competitive in the European Touring Car Championship of the early 1970s. It featured modified suspension, a close ratio gearbox, lightened body panels, vented disc brakes and alloy wheels and was built in very limited numbers.

Performance figures for the RS2600 were very impressive in period with 2,637cc producing 150bhp at 5,800rpm, sufficient to propel the range-topping Capri from 0-62mph in 8.6secs and on to a top speed of 124mph.

There is not a lot of history with this particular Lot, however, it is believed to be a Ford Capri RS 2600 from 1973 that was originally shipped to Australia when new. It has been modified for racing purposes but the lack of a history file does not allow us to establish when this took place. In fact, all the paperwork confirms is that the car returned to Germany in 1984 and was then sold to a UK resident in 1990.

A rare opportunity to acquire an authentic period car, in need of a full restoration, but with lots of history waiting to be discovered.
NB: The engine in the car is a standard Ford RS 2600 V6, which is not currently running, and is in need of a total recommission.

Registration: VBY 597L
Chassis Number: GCECMY 41439
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2615
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Estimate (£): 25,000 - 35,000


The Race Retro Competition Car Sale will take place at the Race Retro International Historic Motorsport Show 2017 at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LZ (map/directions).

The lots can be viewed at the following times:
Friday 24th February 2017 09:30 - 15:00

The auction will take place as follows:
Friday 24th February 2017 15:00
Bidding at the auction can be done either in person by attending the sale, by telephone, by leaving a commission bid or live, online via Proxibid. Full details of registration requirements and a buying guide can be found on the Silverstone Auctions website (

IMPORTANT NOTE : Race Retro is a closed event and tickets will be required to enter. These are available from the following link:
For further information about The Race Retro Classic Car Sale, contact Silverstone Auctions on +44 (0)1926 691 141.

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Silverstone Auctions

Member Since:
19 Dec 2013

Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0EP

Phone: +44 1926691141
Phone 2: +44 7773776414

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